May 28, 2015

Donut Worry, Be Happy

Hey y'all!

June 5th is actually National Donut Day! Personally, I love donuts. They taste delicious, can be eaten anytime of the day, and even make adorable decor. So order your giant donut pool float, put on your favorite donut tank and let's get crafting!


Here are the things you will need to make this canvas:

  • → 1 white canvas
  • → white chalk 
  • → ballpoint pen
  • → glue / mod podge
  • → aqua / teal colored paint
  • → magenta colored paint
  • → paint brushes (one thick and one thin)
Step 1 - Start by completely painting your white canvas using a thick brush. You can use whatever color you want, but I chose to use teal. Make sure to cover all of your edges. Place canvas aside and wait for it to dry.

Step 2 - Open up a document file using landscape mode. Select a font and type out your phrase. Be sure to center your saying as this will make the transferring process much easier. I used this font at size 175. Print document.

Step 3 - Find the donut clip art you would like to use. I typed in "Simpson's pink donut" and used this for my canvas. Size it to the correct size for your canvas. Print document.

Step 4 - If needed, add a second coat of paint to the canvas. If not, you may begin transferring the phrase. I am reusing this method because I find it the easiest. Begin by coloring the back of your text with white chalk. Then flip over and line up text onto canvas. Use ballpoint pen to trace the outline of your phrase.

Step 5 - Color in your letters on your canvas using a thin paint brush. I chose to use a magenta color.

Step 6 - Cut and glue down donut in center of canvas

And there you have it! Not only is this DIY decoration super easy, but it's totally tumblr worthy. 



May 21, 2015

Summer in Lilly

Hey y'all!

So a ton of new arrivals have made a splash on Lilly Pulitzers website and you can view the full catalogue here. I am extremely unfortunate that the nearest store is six hours away, so I am the type to order multiples of different sizes. My wallet doesn't always appreciate it, but my shopaholic side does. So here are the two newest prints that were added to the Summer Line today.

Skipper Printed Popover in Red Right Return 

5" Callahan Shorts in Red Right Return
Marlowe Boatneck T-Shirt Dress in Red Right Return

Cathy Shift Dress in Samba 
Dusk Romper in Samba 
4" Adie Shorts in Samba 

And the best part to encourage you to actually purchase these gorgeous new items? FREE GIFT WITH PURCHASE. Click to find out more!


May 6, 2015

DIY Perfect Chalkboard Lettering


Hey y'all!

This Saturday, May 9th, I will finally be taking my senior pictures. For one of my props, I really wanted to buy a sign that said "Bama Bound". I searched google and etsy but couldn't find what I was looking for. So I figured, why not just make one?

I used this chalkboard (currently 30% off), as well as these chalk markers and regular white chalk.


Step 1 - Open up a document file using landscape mode. Select a font and type out your phrase. Be sure to center your saying as this will make the transferring process much easier. I used this font at size 208. I did have to use two separate pieces of paper because of my font size. Print document.

Step 2 - On the back of your piece of paper, use a piece of white chalk to completely cover the area where your phrase is. Make sure you don't leave any space.

Step 3 - Place paper right side up and center as needed. Use a pen to trace over the letters. If you have thick letters, simply outline.

Step 4 - Remove paper. Use chalk marker to trace, color and fill in the phrase as needed. All done!


I went over mine a few times to make sure the color was distributed evenly, but if you like it looking a little lighter in some spots, then just leave it! If you make a mistake, use a q-tip with a tiny bit of water to help clean up the edges.




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